We are Reptile specialists with a love for educating children and people of all ages to love and respect nature, and all things wild.
If you have a child that loves Nature and animals or you are a teacher looking for some hands on fun for your students?
We can help!
We offer a hands on educational experience with our animals that your kids are sure to remember for a very long time, and our programs can be tailored to fit any school curriculum.
We work with such Organizations as; Mt. Aetna Retreat Center, Washington County YMCA, Mt. Aetna Elementary School, and Ebanezer Christian School.
We do programs year round at your house, or at another location of your choosing.
I owe a huge thank you to black rock reptiles, they made my sons 7th birthday party a huge hit! & were very reasonable considering all they do! Thank you again!!!!
Everything was great! Professional, courteous, engaging. Nick clearly conveyed his respect for and love of animals. He engaged with the kids on their level, answered every question thoughtfully and patiently. Kids and parents loved it. I'll have Nick back again next year!
Black Rock Reptiles did a phenomenal job with my son's 8th birthday! He was very informative and kept all the children engaged and involved in everything. The adults enjoyed it just as much as the kids. This was by far the best birthday party my son has ever had! Thanks again for a great party !
I invited Black Rock to my seventh grade classroom on Endangered Species Day. They were to give a first hand and hands on experience with 15 pre-arranged species. It was the best part of the year so far; the breeders were experts, knowledgable, able to answer questions, and created a sense of calm, among my students. We are invited them back next year. A five star rating is what they deserve. Joel Cohen
Nic came to do a show for my 10 yo stepson's Birthday Party. He kept the children and adults extremely engaged with education and humor. What was really nice to see was his education level about the reptiles and his passion for their well being. He treats each reptile as though it is one of his family.
Nic was extremely professional and went above and beyond to make everyone happy. I would highly, highly recommend Black Rock Reptiles for any event!
Response from Black Rock Reptiles:
Thank you very much
Black Rock Reptiles made my daughter's 7th birthday party perfect. They were great with the kids, they clearly cared about the animals, and handled them very professionally.
Black Rock Reptiles put on an awesome show for my son's 5th birthday party. The 20+ children were enthralled by the reptiles they were able to touch and hold and by the charming handler/educator's fun and informative demonstration. The children and adults loved it. I highly recommend them.
They were great with the kids and the talk of the party! Can't wait to use them again!
From booking to showtime, this was such a pleasant experience! Nic was wonderful to work with, and patient as we planned our schedule. He & Kim came on time, set up, and were ready to go. Some of our kids were unsure in the beginning, but their gentleness with the kids and animals soon had everyone involved and enthusiastic. This is not simply a show and tell, you can tell the handlers have a bond with the animals that you don't get from a lot of places, and a knowledge of the animals that he shares on a level the kids understand. It was well worth the price, and we look forward to having him back in our school year program. You can simply not go wrong.
Nic and his assistant put on a very entertaining and informative show for my son's birthday party. If the kids weren't already reptile lovers, they were when they left. Just as importantly, Nic stressed responsibility and respect for animals throughout the show. Beats a Laser Tag party any day!
Response from Black Rock Reptiles:
Thank you very much Leanne!
I contacted Nic the week of my Chinese New Year Party (it was Year of the Snake) to come on a Sunday afternoon. I was thrilled when he agreed to come on such short notice and he gave a great show. We had kids of all ages (4 and up). The presention held everyones attention for the whole time (an amazing feat). Afterward, Nic stayed and allowed kids and parents a chance to hold/touch the animals. I would highly recommend Black Rock reptiles for any event.
Nic did my son's birthday and it was a huge hit. Not only did all the kids love him, but the parents did too. I would highly recommend him!
I booked Black Rock Reptiles to do a show at our Cub Scout's Blue and Gold banquet. They were a hit!! Nic and his assistant Kim arrived on time and were very friendly. They brought an impressive range of reptiles, and really kept the kids engaged for the entire show. Nic was great with the kids, gave them both educational information about the animals, as well as information on the animal's personalities. The tortoise, Seven, stole the show by making himself right at home and introducing himself to the kids! At the end, the kids (and brave adults) got a chance to hold the big boa. Everyone had a great time- I highly recommend Black Rock!!
Nic is very knowledgable. Most importantly patient! we had about 13 kids total for our daughters joint birthday party (5 & 7) and it was a big hit because of Nic. I would highly recommend him to anyone and we will be using him again absolutely! You will not be disappointed. Book him!
Response from Black Rock Reptiles:
Thank you very much. Your girls were wonderful. I am glad they enjoyed the show.
We had Nic and his assistant at our boys birthday party. We could not have been happier. My boys turning two and five loved the show plus all there friends. It was a big HIT with the adults to !! After the reptile show was over everyone kept talking about how wonderful, nice and knowledgeable Nic and is team are. I would recommend Black rock reptiles to anyone for any event, they are sure to be a hit.
We had Nic and his reptiles for our 4 year old daughters birthday party. It was a huge hit!!! He was great about educating the kids about the animals and letting them interact with them also. He was early to set up and stayed later so that every kid could have their questions answered and pictures taken. We can't wait to book them for an upcoming girl scout event.
Black Rock Reptiles put on a great show! They were very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Black Rock Reptiles!
My sister had Nic and Carly with Black Rock Reptiles come to her twin sons 7th birthday party. Black Rock Reptiles' presentation was a hit with not only the kids but the adults present also. Nic and Carly were very informative and able to present the information at a level the kids could understand. My 8 and 4 yr old boys were very excited and have talked about their experience non-stop since their cousins' birthday party. The animals were introduced to the children in a very fun, educational atmosphere. Even the ones who were hesitant to touch eventually did so! I highly recommend Black Rock Reptiles for any event with children.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 75 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
What to Expect
Our programs generally run for about an hour. This includes 15-45 minutes of lecture from the presenter questions are encouraged. The time depends mostly on the age of the children involved and there level of attention. Than we will do 5-15 minutes of questions. The remainder of the time is spent handling the animals. We can adjust or program to fit most time slots.
We can also custom fit a program for any situation. This is popular with teachers who need us to cover specific topics such as genetics, natural history, conservation, ect...
|Nic Bugg||Company Owner/Presenter|
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